DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 1420 System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Chipset:

Intel PM965 chipset

Chipset is a set of integrated circuits that have a specific purpose in a computer system, a group of microchips used together to perform a single task.

2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT758806
  • Module Size: 2GB
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Inspiron 1420
 $35.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Reliable (15)
  • Increases speed (10)
  • Fast (9)
  • Large capacity (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (14)
    • Multiple desktop applications (12)
    • Multimedia (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (11), Casual user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13), Business (5)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    What the Dr. ordered

    By captkz

    from Buena Vista, CO

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

      Increased performance, system now reliable.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Phenomenal

      By Dom

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Boot time
      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications
      • Productivity increase

      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

      Awesome!!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Complete satisfaction

      By Tapan Shah

      from West Chester, PA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Recommended
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

        Product has performed as expected.[...]descriptive website, and i would recommend crucial.com to everybody for memory upgrade.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Best value in RAM

        By Ray

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

        Awesome value. Easy to install. I love that the website helps you determine what you current setup is and what you will need.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Simply the Easiest

        By Juli

        from New Orleans, LA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

            Using the Crucial diagnostics, selection of the module is foolproof. [...] Would that all suppliers were as efficient as Crucial.

             
            4.0

            Great product, [...]

            By Rich Florida

            from Tampa Bay, Florida

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

              The memory [...], installed easily, and was recognized by Windows after reboot. No problems whatsoever. Improved my streaming video considerably.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              This saved ny husband's sanity

              By Linda techie

              from Swanzey, NH

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Large Capacity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

                1GB of memory was not enough to run today's apps on my husband's laptop. The slow response was driving him nuts. He was ready to go out and buy a new one. The memory cards that Crucial recommended were a better (cheaper) answer. They were easy to install, and made a big difference in performance.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Mick Jagger was WRONG

                By Steve

                from Chicago area

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

                  I DID get complete satisfaction.

                  I use my Dell Inspiron laptop as a mainframe for my business and have loaded in more programs than I can count.

                  The new RAM increased my capacity from 3 to 4 GIG and worked like a charm on the first boot.

                  Speed is back where it needs to be.

                  It sure beats spending thousands for a new laptop.

                   
                  5.0

                  Speed up your laptop for less than $100

                  By lfrick

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Good Diagnostics
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

                    Cheapest way to speed up your laptop. Crucial did the best job at diagnosing how much memory was installed, and whether I had an open slot, or needed a pair of 2Gb modules (yes, I had to toss the old and buy 2 new modules), but can instantly see the performance improvement in a 2 year old laptop. Yea! for [$] made my old machine last another year.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Much Needed Memory Upgrade

                    By ckduffy

                    from Cypress, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1420 System:

                      Did the job. I quadrupled my memory and finally I'm able to handle multiple applications with ease. My computer isn't that old, but the programs just keep getting bigger and bigger and are such resource hogs.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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